ERIC Number: ED340566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Using the Newspaper To Reinforce Mathematics Skills. Minimum Student Performance Standards for Florida Schools. Grades 3 and 5.
Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL.
The newspaper is a familiar tool to many teachers. This book explores another use for the newspaper in the classroom. As an aid in the teaching and remediating of basic mathematics skills, the newspaper adds variety to classroom instruction. The suggested newspaper activities and teaching ideas presented here are specifically designed to reinforce the Minimum Student Performance Standards identified by the Florida Department of Education for grades three and five. Activities included for third grade are: reading and writing numerals; rounding; putting numbers in order; operations of whole numbers; measurement; identifying shapes; and solving money problems. Activities for fifth grade include: reading and writing numerals; rounding; fractions; operations of whole numbers; measurement; real world problems and money problems. The corresponding skill number, needed materials, newspaper activities for skill reinforcement, and an activity sheet are provided in each activity. (YP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computation, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Grade 5, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Skills, Minimum Competencies, Newspapers
The Palm Beach Post, Educational Services Department, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida Newspaper in Education Coordinators, Inc., Jacksonville.
Authoring Institution: Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL.